Organic food is becoming more popular and St. Louis restaurants are responding by creating menus that feature organic and locally grown food. Here are restaurants in St. Louis where you can get an organic or locally grown meal.
Cafe Osage is a good spot for a casual, organic meal in the Central West End. The menu is small, but it's filled with organic produce and herbs, and grass-fed bison. Cafe Osage is located at 4605 Olive Street.
Local Harvest Cafe is serious about its responsibility to serve organic and locally grown food. The cafe's owners work to make sure that 50 percent of the ingredients you see on the menu come from farms within 150 miles of St. Louis. If you'd prefer to cook your own meal, you can pick up ingredients at Local Harvest Grocery. The cafe is located at 3137 Morgan Ford Road, just south of Tower Grove Park.
Black Bear Bakery has been serving high quality baked goods in South St. Louis for years. You'll find organic breads, cookies, muffins, pies and more. Along with the bakery, there’s also a cafe serving breakfast and sandwiches, or check out the special brunch on Sundays. Black Bear Bakery is located at 2639 Cherokee Street.
Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood has its own garden where workers grow thousands of pounds of greens, tomatoes and other veggies for use in the Bottleworks kitchen. Schlafly also supports local farmers by hosting the Maplewood Farmer’s Market on the Bottleworks parking lot. And of course, Schlafly is the place for locally brewed beer. The Bottleworks is located at 7260 Southwest Avenue.
Foundation Grounds in Maplewood is a "green" coffee house with organic, free-trade coffee and locally grown food on the menu. The coffee house is located at 7298 Manchester Road.
OR Smoothie & Cafe offers a variety of organic smoothies, as well as wraps, soups, sandwiches and other casual fare. There’s also a vegan menu. OR Smoothie & Cafe is located at 6654 Clayton Road in Richmond Heights and 3 North Euclid in the Central West End.
Rooster is a busy cafe in Downtown St. Louis that's popular for breakfast and brunch. The menu includes a variety of local and regional foods. The cafe also serves organic, fair-trade coffee and espresso. Rooster is located at 1104 Locust.